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CPE Self-Study
Cybersecurity Advisory Services Certificate Program
NASBA FIELD OF STUDY
Information Technology
LEVEL
Basic
CPE CREDITS
Online: 30.0, 15.5
Cybersecurity threats are escalating resulting in increased pressure for organizations to demonstrate that they have effective controls in place to detect, respond to and recover from cyber attacks. This CPE certificate program will teach you how to help your clients navigate threats by becoming a trusted business advisor for their organization's cybersecurity risk management programs.

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Who Will Benefit?

  • Practitioners who are interested in providing cybersecurity advisory services and want to build their competencies in and understanding of these types of services. Likely participants may already have SOC for service organizations practices and are looking to expand into cybersecurity. Participants must have either IT expertise or access to IT professionals who possess the skills to perform this work.
  • CPAs in public accounting firms who are providing non-consulting and advisory services for clients of the firms (e.g. tax or A&A services) and need to be able to intelligently convey the value of a cybersecurity risk management program to their clients (to then hand off to the cybersecurity specialist within the firm).
  • Management accountants and internal auditors who want to understand the types of services available to their organizations related to the management of cybersecurity risks

Key Topics

  • Cybersecurity risk management program overview
  • Cybersecurity advisory service opportunities
  • Cybersecurity examination services versus advisory services
  • Cybersecurity frameworks, including the AICPA cybersecurity risk management program reporting framework
  • Drivers for cybersecurity advisory needs
  • Gap analysis and risk assessment
  • Common cybersecurity advisory services, such as SOC for Cybersecurity readiness assessments and penetration testing
  • Tools to effectively perform advisory services including qualifications and certifications, backgrounds and expertise, and other resources you would need to market and deliver in a quality manner

Learning Objectives

  • Articulate the nature and types of cybersecurity advisory services that can be performed.
  • Identify key considerations of each of those advisory services.
  • Recognize what one would need to effectively perform advisory services.

This certificate program can be purchased individually or in a bundle with the SOC for Cybersecurity Certificate Program. Bundle and save by selecting the online bundle format above.

Cybersecurity threats are escalating, unnerving the boards of directors, managers, investors and other stakeholders of organizations of all sizes—whether public or private. Organizations are under increasing pressure to demonstrate that they are managing threats, and that they have effective processes and controls in place to detect, respond to, mitigate and recover from cybersecurity events.

Cybersecurity yields potential business opportunities for a firm to better serve its clients. As a trusted business advisor, firm practitioners can provide advisory services that help companies spot cybersecurity weaknesses, identify potential risks and offer advice on how to safeguard information and systems. Learn how you can help your clients navigate threats by becoming a trusted business advisor for their organization's cybersecurity risk management programs.

Upon completing the learning, you will be awarded with a certificate in the form of a digital badge to be proudly displayed anywhere on the internet—a personal blog, a social network like LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter, Mozilla Open Badges, a biographical page on a company website, or an online resume.

Learning for Trust Services Criteria and Description Criteria

The content within these certificate programs reference the trust services criteria and description criteria. If you need guidance and examples, then consider purchasing Walkthrough of the Trust Services Criteria and Walkthrough of the Description Criteria.

Free eBook with purchase!

Reporting on an Entity's Cybersecurity Risk Management Program and Controls - Attestation Guide is free ($89 value) and will automatically be added to your cart and My Account when you purchase this certificate. Created by the AICPA, this authoritative guide provides interpretive guidance to enable CPAs to examine and report on an entity's cybersecurity risk management program and controls within that program. The guide delivers a framework which has been designed to provide stakeholders with useful, credible information about the effectiveness of an entity's cybersecurity efforts.

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Author(s)

Drew Hendrickson, CPA, CIPP, CCSFP

Drew draws on more than twelve years of experience as an information security professional and auditor to help clients manage their security program within the context of the business' overall risk environment. Drew has helped to oversee the growth of the firm through his leadership in both the SOC and HITRUST practices. He has worked directly with the AICPA in the development of training materials for Information Security advisors with a CPA or financial accounting background, including the new SOC for Cybersecurity. He also led the Information Security team in the development of the new AICPA Cybersecurity Advisory Course and is helping businesses understand the impact of SSAE 18 to their organization, not just assessors. He is a leader in the HITRUST practice, speaking at the annual HITRUST conference and assisting his clients to navigate the "audit once, report many" path.

Mark Burnette, CPA, CISA, CISSP, CISM, QSA

Mark Burnette is a shareholder in the Risk Services division of LBMC Information Security, LLC. Burnette directs the firm's resources to craft security solutions that mitigate risks in a way that is relevant, practical, and actionable in an organization's environment. He believes that security must begin with a holistic assessment of risk, and with 17 plus years of experience in leading and transforming information security functions, he understands the full range of business, operational, and technology risks that organizations face.

Publisher

American Institute of CPAs

The American Institute of CPAs (AICPA) is the world’s largest member association representing the CPA profession, with more than 418,000 members in 143 countries, and a history of serving the public interest since 1887. AICPA members represent many areas of practice, including business and industry, public practice, government, education and consulting.

The AICPA sets ethical standards for the profession and U.S. auditing standards for private companies, nonprofit organizations, federal, state and local governments. It develops and grades the Uniform CPA Examination, and offers specialized credentials for qualified professionals who concentrate on personal financial planning; forensic accounting; business valuation; and information management and technology assurance. With The Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA), it offers the Chartered Global Management Accountant (CGMA) designation, which sets the global benchmark for quality and recognition in management accounting.

The AICPA and CIMA also make up the Association of International Certified Professional Accountants (the Association), which represents public and management accounting globally, advocating on behalf the public interest and advancing the quality, competency and employability of CPAs, CGMAs and other accounting and finance professionals worldwide.

The AICPA maintains offices in New York, Washington, DC, Durham, NC, and Ewing, NJ.

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CREDIT INFO
CPE credits
Online
: 30.0, 15.5
NASBA Field of Study
Information Technology
Level
Basic
Prerequisites
None
ADVANCE PREPARATION
Assumed knowledge of the Trust Services Criteria and the Cybersecurity Description Criteria
Delivery Method
QAS Self-Study
Course acronym
CSADV
GROUP PRICING
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